Yesterday I took my boy for an outing in city. We ate a fun lunch and went for a visit to the Natural History Museum. There, we discovered the complete skeleton of a unique dinosaur-fish (Mosasaurus) from right here in Maastricht. It was discovered in its entirety in the cliffs of chalk and sandstone, two … More Discovery at the Library
How mis-adventure in Switzerland turned into a deal sweeter than the biggest Toberlone ever! … More Our Swiss Chocolate Chalet
My new neighbors were as distrustful of me as I was supposed to be of them. … More The American Living Next Door
Travelling with your kids can be fun, if you act like a kid instead of making them act like adults!
… More Mussels in Brussels
To this day I regret not learning to speak Swedish when I had the chance. My first visit to Sweden was also my first visit to any country where English is not the first language. During a journey when anything that could wrong, did go wrong, speaking a little bit of Swedish could have helped … More Swedish: The Nordic Language of Love
Ten years ago, I shared a book with my father. Now, I get photos like this from him…
… More My Old Man and the Sea
“What is that up ahead, there, on the shoulder? A tractor?”
“No, it’s a horse cart!”
“What’s it carrying?” I asked trying not to look.
“I don’t…really…know….” Christine’s eyes followed the wagon as we passed the one horse rickshaw. Grungy, toothless gypsies urged their mangy bowed-back steed to move faster.
“…strange…” I whispered squinting into the rear view mirror.